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Tenaris Restarting Activity at Conroe Pipe Mill

Written by Sandy Williams

Argentina-based Tenaris announced last week it will begin producing pipe again at its mill in Conroe, Texas. The Conroe mill has been shuttered for the past three years after operations were suspended due to the plummeting oil prices and competition from imported pipe.

TenarisLogoSelect areas of the mill will be restarted beginning with the heat treatment and finishing of pipe products. Tenaris plans to hire and train 100 employees to operate the two areas of production and to bring equipment back online and performing necessary testing.

Improving market conditions in the energy sector, along with actions by the Trump administration to quell imports, prompted the restart of the mill, said Tenaris.

“We are prepared to respond to the increased demand for the domestic supply of pipe,” said Luca Zanotti, president of Tenaris USA. “Reviving areas of the plant will allow us to maximize production from our new mill in Bay City expediting the finish, prep and delivery of our products, while raising the current level of activity at the plant that during the downturn remained opened as a service center.”

Tenaris will also be hiring approximately 150 additional personnel for its seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, and its threading facility in Houston to support the company’s production ramp up.

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